The book will follow the rockstar's turbulent life
Red Hot Chili Peppers‘ Flea is set to release a memoir later this year.
In 2014, a press release stated that the bassist was working on a book that would see him “share stories from his intense and dynamic life”. It promised to document his suburban upbringing in New York to “his young, rebellious life on the streets of LA”.
There was also said to be an insight into “his sometimes complex friendship and collaboration with Kiedis; his myriad experiences with hard drugs; and, of course, the tumultuous creative journey of the legendary Red Hot Chili Peppers through its various incarnations over the last 30 years.”
Now, a title and official release date have been confirmed by the book’s publishers. ‘Acid For the Children’ is scheduled for release on September 25.
The official online description of the memoir reads: “Iconic bassist and co-founder of the immortal Red Hot Chili Peppers finally tells his fascinating life story, complete with all the dizzying highs and the gutter lows you’d expect from an LA street rat turned world-famous rock star.”
Earlier this year, Flea spoke out about his past battles with addiction to warn others of the dangers of prescription drugs.
“I’ve been around substance abuse since the day I was born,” said Flea in Time Magazine. “All the adults in my life regularly numbed themselves to ease their troubles, and alcohol or drugs were everywhere, always.”
Meanwhile, the band’s Josh Klinghoffer recently covered Jeff Buckley during a festival headline performance. The guitarist opened the encore by himself, taking to the stage to play a rendition of ‘Lover, You Should Have Come Over’.